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Poster: 79head Date: Jan 19, 2012 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Visions Of Johanna?

I know it's a strange track to be asking about(and I'm generally not a big fan of the Dylan covers)but I've had it stuck in my head ALL DAY. It was playing in the background of a dream I had last night and I just can't shake it. What show do you think has the best example of this song?

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 20, 2012 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

Didn't love this the first time I heard it, but I really enjoy it now. It grows on you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFPuzwS5xDk

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 20, 2012 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

Anders Osborne grows on you in general. He's very talented, but not too well known unfortunately.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 20, 2012 12:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

"Jeez, I can't find my knees" Here is a good GD Visions of Johanna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKhM-Ed8R8k

Maybe one of the better performances by the GD in the horrible year of 1995... The BEST live versions of Visions Of Johanna were by Dylan in 1966 though..

Here is Jerry's solo version mentioned by another poster..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJk2pmgWfak

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2012-01-20 08:26:00

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 20, 2012 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

I'm with you . Short of Dylan's 60's versions ( I like all that I,ve e heard, special mention to the more robust "Freeze Out" version .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYifDaD96rM
Though those live acoustic one are scary haunting .
... Oh yes, short of those, Garcia's versions of this great song, ( Jaded Mick Jagger, called it "the most beautiful song he had ever heard ") are among the best covers of anyone doing Dylan . That 3/18/95 gives me the chills ! God he wants to get that song over !

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 19, 2012 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

It was only played 8 times. Twice in 1986 and 6 times in 1995. Those happen to be the 2 years I listen to the least, so I can't say which version is the best. However, I've heard this is the best one, and I just listened to it and found it quite enjoyable:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-03-18.sbd.miller.97659.flac16

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Poster: 79head Date: Jan 19, 2012 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

I must agree, that one is quite enjoyable! Thanks so much.

I saw them play Visions on 3-30-95 in Atlanta. We all know how bad '95 was, and how it ultimately ended, but I found the Atlanta shows to be particularly dismal. Perhaps it's because that's where I saw my first show and somehow, noting Jerry's frail condition, surmised those would probably be my last.

Regardless the 03-18-1995 is a marvelous version and it seems to catch Jerry at one of his more lucid moments during that tour.


Thanks again!

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 20, 2012 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

I listened to this show recently after finding it in the review box. I made it through the whole show which is a hard thing to do in 95. The Visions is nice and I like the way it drifts out of space(also hard for me to compare to other versions though).
http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-02-21.dsbd.stephens.8840.sbeok.shnf
I too saw my only Dead shows in 95(JGB in 91) and remember Jerry being so frail, but it never even crossed my mind that he might be dead in a month. I guess I thought he could rebound from anything.

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Poster: t_a_wright Date: Jan 20, 2012 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

Check out the 4/7 Tampa version. Even better than 3/18 in my opinion. That, and the EOTW, were surprisingly good (considering the rest of the show and '95 in general)

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jan 19, 2012 11:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

Forget any and all live versions. The best performance of the song ever done is the studio version that came on the bonus disc of the "All Good Things" box set, the one with the re-release of the Garcia studio albums and an assload of cool filler. If you've heard it, you know what I mean.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 20, 2012 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

I'm in the minority but I prefer the 1986 versions over the 95's. There is one from spring 86 at Hampton, the debut I think, that is good.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 20, 2012 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

3-18-95 by far. Even Phil thought so (Fallout).

And here it is.

http://tinyurl.com/29ed4ok

This might be the only essential piece of music from '95.

btw- 6:37 is a great moment.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 20, 2012 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of '95?

"This might be the only essential piece of music from '95."

To me, Standing on the Moon was the most essential piece of music they played in '95. Not much quality new material from the band at that point, and to hear a relatively new Jerry song that seemed to improve with each performance despite the declining overall quality of the rest of the music, is refreshing to say the least. Some of the performances of this song are among the most emotive pieces of music I've ever heard from Jerry. I'm sure you've heard these, but they are worth pointing out again:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-03-17.sbd.16057.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-06-02.sbd.miller.114337.flac16

There are some beautiful Jerry ballads in '95. When he wasn't singing a slow ballad that year, he usually seemed very uninspired and uninterested in what was being played. But when it came time for a heartfelt performance, he really seemed to come alive again for a moment.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 20, 2012 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of '95?

the 6/2 show was the last time I saw/heard the Grateful Dead play. I've never DL'd that show, I should though

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 20, 2012 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-04-22.sbd-pcm.miller.34768.flac16

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Poster: cberg Date: Jan 20, 2012 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Visions Of Johanna?

i would say philly i think its 3/17/95?